Q: I was fired from my job today after months of harassment and bullying. He said it was poor performance.
I was harassed and bullied by the Director. I may be able to get statements from coworkers and I have written down numerous occasions in which this happened. I feel that I have PTSD and anxiety due to this experience. I will be seeking $500,000.00. I live check to check have 3 kids to clothe and feed. I enjoyed and needed this job and was planning on moving up within the company until retirement! That's how it would have went if not for the Director. Total shock! Do I have a case?
A: Minnesota is an "at will" employment state so generally speaking you can be fired for just about any reason, so long as it is not discriminatory or retaliatory. The law does not require people to treat you nicely. But if you can show that you were terminated because of your race, gender, disability, age, etc., then you may have a case. You should discuss the specifics of your situation with an employment attorney to see if there is anything.
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